Sevon Davis (left) and Ronald Ballue (right) are accused of burglarizing a Lincoln home. August 2011
Here’s one to figure out. Why would two men go to a woman’s house, looking for directions, only to burglarize the house next door? That is the scenario that Lincoln police say played out Monday.
A woman called police after two men asked for directions to Southeast High School. When they left, they saw the men go to her neighbor’s home instead of the school.
When police contacted the men, they found them carrying a backpack and suitcase filled with items taken from the neighbor’s home. Included in the evidence were a flat screen TV, jewelry and savings bonds. Ronald Ballue, 20, and Sevon Davis, 18, were arrested for burglary.
By now, you may have realized the method the suspects were allegedly using. It is common for thieves to test whether anyone is home by knocking on the door and making up a seemingly legitimate reason to be there. Once they find a house with no one home, they break in. That is the reason, police say, it is important for neighbors to look out for each other which is what happened Monday.
Police also stopped a vehicle in the area and arrested the driver, 19-year old Amber Newton. Police say she had been driving Ballue and Davis to neighborhoods with the intent to steal. She and a 17-year old female passenger were cited for aiding and abetting.